locutionary


locutionary

locutionary [loh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] WORD ORIGIN adjective Philosophy, Linguistics. pertaining to the act of conveying semantic content in an utterance, considered as independent of the interaction between the speaker and the listener. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Compare illocutionary, perlocutionary. Origin of locutionary First recorded in 1950–55; locution + -ary Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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